There are certain places the names of which fire the popular imagination. Brazil is one of them; an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, jungle and elegance, beating drums and luscious jazz harmonics, there's no other place like it on earth. And while Rio, or its fame anyway, tends toward the elegant and "sophisticated" end of the spectrum, Salvador -- Brazil's first capital -- tends toward the other...


We have our OWN radio, of sorts...upon clicking it will open in another tab, leaving you free to wander as you please, to the lilting cadences of manifest tradition with one foot in the Congo and the other in South America...and babe! that tradition knows how to move!

Welcome to RADIO SALVADOR CENTRAL: Straight Outta One of the World's Seminal Musical Cities!

And congratulations to Jorge Portugual for his appointment as Bahia's next secretário de cultura! Jorge wrote the lyrics for A Massa, with music, conception and performance by Raimundo Sodré. He's very much an insider with respect to Bahia's culture of chula, the Bahian precursor to samba...we're looking forward to great things!

Wanna hear A Massa? It's a great song with great lyrics (full disclosure: we co-produced it), and it's here!

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Superb and affordable vacation apartments and houses, handled by two experienced Americans in Salvador! For Carnival and anytime, seaside and Centro Histórico!

We're the Place for Lodging in Salvador

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Our Cana Brava Record Shop

We sell vinyl and CDs ripped from vinyl and printed...real Brazilian music: primordial Afro-Bahian samba, samba carioca (from Rio), choro, candomblé, ijexá...

More Here On True Brazilian Music

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Salvador Central's Media Codex

Truly wonderful music from Salvador, from Bahia, from a panoply of musicians unknown beyond their native from Rio...

Our Media Codex is Here